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1. Eligibility: The Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals®  Photo Contest – Pictures of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach (the “Photo Contest”) is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least twenty-five (25) years old at the time of entry and who did not purchase any products, services or equipment for the purposes of entering this Photo Contest.  Employees of Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals or Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America, LLC (“WVR or Sponsor”) and any of its subsidiary companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.  The Photo Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, municipal, territorial, and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.  Participation constitutes participant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and WVR’s decisions, which are final and binding.  Winning a prize (“Prize”) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.  The Photo Contest consists of a submission phase (the “Submission”), a judging phase (the “Judging”) and a voting phase (the “Voting”).   

2. Timing: The photo Contest begins on October 16, 2015, at 12:00am US Central Time ("CST") and ends on September 15, 2016 at 11:59pm CST (The "Submission Period"). WVR's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Submission period.


Starts at 12:00 a.m. CST

Ends at 11:59 p.m. CST


October 16, 2015

September 15, 2016


September 16, 2016

September 19, 2016


September 19, 2016

September 23, 2016

3. How to Enter: There are two (2) ways to enter the Photo Contest during the Submission Period:

  • By Email:  Contestants shall submit a registration form and photo (collectively, the Submission”) by email to
  •  By Mail:  Contestants shall submit the Submission by mail to Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Attn:  Photo Contest, P.O. Drawer 1018, Gulf Shores, AL  36547.

By entering a Submission, contestant (the “Contest Entrant”) agrees that the Submission conforms to the Submission Guidelines and Content Restrictions as defined below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove any Submission and disqualify Contest Entrant from the Photo Contest if it believes, in its sole discretion, that the Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions.

Submission Guidelines

  • The photo must be of a (1) Contest Entrant’s stay at a vacation rental property with Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals on the Alabama Gulf Coast, or (2) a photo of the Alabama Gulf Coast
  • The photo must be print quality 300 dpi and preferably in .jpg format.
  • For questions, email or call (800) 225-4853.
  • The Submission cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means.

Content Restrictions:

  • The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to; privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
  • The Submission must not contain brand names or trademarks, except for Sponsor's trademark for which entrant has a limited license to use for the sole purposes of creating and uploading a photo into this Photo Contest;
  • The Submission must not contain images or artwork not created by Contest Entrant;
  • The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  • The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the photo is created; and
  • The Submission must not contain material that promotes the use of alcoholic beverages, gambling, or other activities that may be construed as not family friendly, and shall not contain profane language.

For all Submissions: Entering a Submission constitutes Contest Entrant’s consent to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such Submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes.  If necessary, Contest Entrant will sign any necessary documentation that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights Contest Entrant is granting to use the Submission (Contest Entrant warrants and represents that they have permission to use and submit the photo into this Photo Contest of all individuals depicted in the photo and will produce signed Releases from all such persons if requested by Sponsor).   Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible or misdirected Submissions, which are disqualified

4. Winner Determination:   Winners will be determined via the processes set forth below.

  • Judging Phase:  During the Judging phase, qualified judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion will select up to one hundred fifty (150) Submissions (each a “Finalist”) based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”):
    • Creativity/Originality (40%)
    • Quality of Submission (20%); and
    • Overall Fit with Photo Contest Theme (40%)

Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will determine the Finalists based on the Submission that best fits the Judging Criteria.  Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than the stated number of Finalists, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions.

  • Voting Phase: During the Voting phase, the Finalists will be posted in an internal online gallery for voting by the judges.  The Finalist that receives the highest number of votes during the Voting phase will be the First Place Prize winner, the Finalist that receives the second highest number of votes during the Voting phase will be the Second Place Prize winner and the Finalist that receives the third highest number of votes during the Voting phase will be the Third Place Prize winner. The remaining twelve (12) Finalists will be named the Honorable Mention Prize winners.  Each potential First Place Prize winner will be notified by mail, email or phone on or around December 15, 2016. 

WVR will notify the winners of the Photo Contest by the contact information provided on the Submission.  Except where prohibited, the Prize winners will be required to sign and return to WVR prior to being given the Prize, an Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability Release (“Affidavit”) in order to claim his/her Prize.  If a potential winner cannot be contacted within a reasonable time period, fails to execute and return the Affidavit within the required time period (if applicable), is not in compliance with these Official Rules, or the potential winner is not reached by the contact information on the Submission, such potential winner forfeits the Prize.  If a potential Prize winner is disqualified for any reason, the Prize may be awarded to a runner-up, if any, at WVR’s sole discretion.  Odds of winning Photo Contest depend on the number of eligible entries received.

5. Prizes:

  1. First Place Prize:  A $250.00 USD Gift Certificate to use towards a future stay with Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals.  The First Place Prize has a total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of $250.00 USD.
  2. Second Place Prize:  A $175.00 USD Gift Certificate to use towards a future stay with Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals.  The Second Place Prize has a total ARV of $175.00 USD. 
  3. Third Place Prize:  A $100.00 USD Gift Certificate to use towards a future stay with Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals.  The Second Place Prize has a total ARV of $100.00 USD.
  4. Honorable Mention Prizes: The twelve (12) Honorable Mention Prizes have a total ARV of $600.00 USD.  Each Honorable Mention Prize is a $50 USD Gift Certificate to use towards a future stay with Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

All Prize winners will be published in the 2017 Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Vacation Guide and on Sponsor’s website with a caption credit.

Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution or cash redemption will be permitted unless WVR, in its sole discretion, determines otherwise.  WVR reserves the right to substitute a Prize with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.  The Prize winners are responsible for all federal, state, territorial, and local income and other taxes and any other costs, expenses or fees associated with Prize acceptance and/or use not specified herein as being provided.  All Prize details are at WVR’s sole discretion.

6. Release: Each Contestant Entrant and winner agrees to release and hold harmless WVR and its affiliates, and Prize suppliers, and each of their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Photo Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize.

7. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Photo Contest constitutes winner’s consent to WVR’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

8. General Conditions: WVR reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Photo Contest, or any part of it, for any reason. WVR reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Photo Contest. 

9. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information; (2) technical failures of any kind; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Photo Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Photo Contest or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participant’s participation in the Photo Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize. 

10. Disputes: Except where prohibited, participants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Photo Contest or any Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the state courts situated in Morris County, New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Photo Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will Contest Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Contest Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Contest Entrant and WVR in connection with the Photo Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New Jersey, U.S.A. without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.

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